Wedding Date: December 7, 2013
Venue: Pinecrest Event Center (Caterer and DJ included)
Reception Designer: Lazulie+Blithe Events
Florist: Sunflower Creative
Wedding Dress: Oleg Cassini
Bridesmaids Dresses: Vera White
Jewelry: Tracy Menz Designs
Groomsmen: Calvin Klein
Photography: Yellow Paddle Wedding Photography
Videography: Adam and AdamFusion Films
Lyzzy should have had a sneaking suspicion that a proposal was coming when Anthony insisted that they go hiking the next morning after hosting a Saint Patrick’s Day party in 2012. With a late night and an early morning ahead, Lyzzy missed the first clues. The biggest clue that she didn’t pick up on was that Anthony wanted to go hiking. Lyzzy loves going hiking and running and Anthony…not so much. They were at the highest point that they could go with their dogs at Garden of the Gods when Anthony said he couldn’t wait to do this with Lyzzy for a long time. The nerves came out and so did the rambling, where Anthony kept emphasizing the “looong time.” The look of confusion on Lyzzy’s face prompted Anthony to just get down on one knee and pull out a ring.
Lyzzy and Anthony’s fairytale began in August 2008 when they met at West Point. Anthony was starting his senior year and Lyzzy was on an exchange program from the US Naval Academy for the semester. Like a true gentlemen, Anthony volunteered to help Lyzzy carry her boxes and find her room. He continued to email and message until he asked her out.
The wedding day at Pinecrest was filled with family and friends. Lyzzy and Anthony had the signature military saber arch that included army friends and co-workers and two of Lyzzy’s US Naval Academy friends. The freezing temperatures kept the arch inside the church but still was a memorable part of their day. One of their favorite parts of the day was when they were able to take pictures outside. The cold weather couldn’t take away from this moment. It was a time where the craziness of the day didn’t surround them and they were able to hold each other as husband and wife.
Lyzzy’s wedding bouquet was one of the things that made their wedding unique. It was made of broaches that friends and family gave her at her bridal shower. Some of them belonged to deceased family members that spanned over multiple generations. Lyzzy gave each of her bridemaids a broach that they could keep and that went on the stem of their bouquets. The wedding bouquet became a part of Lyzzy and Anthony’s home and will forever be displayed.
The happy couple left the snow and freezing temperature for their honeymoon and traveled to Maui and Oahu where they were able to spend some time Anthony’s family that lives there.
Shannyn: How did find Adam and was working with him?
Lyzzy: Anthony found Adam online while he was deployed in Kuwait and really wanted a videographer for our wedding. After we met with Adam, I fell in love with his work! Working with Adam was phenomenal; he was so creative and willing to lay down in the snow to a get a shot when it was single digits! He was so flexible with our schedule and even met us in Denver one weekend for our interviews and picked a great location. He was there the entire day of the wedding and was never in the way or intrusive.
Here are a few still images from Yellow Paddle Wedding Photography: